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case studies

KIWI BATTLERS THE PIONEERS WHO BROUGHT MCDONALD’S TO NEW ZEALAND

June 2011 - A new book by Rosemary Hepözden tells the story of how McDonald’s came to New Zealand and documents its first 35 years here. In this extract, she describes the struggle to open the first restaurant in Porirua.

SHARING THE LESSONS OF MCDONALD'S

Al Dunn spent 31 years with McDonald's before establishing his own consulting business. In a recent issue of Franchise New Zealand magazine, he answered questions put to him by some top franchisors. This article contains both the magazine story and some extra material.

THE FASTWAY STORY - PART 1: THE BEGINNING

In the first of two articles Bill McGowan, founder of Fastway Couriers, recalls the challenges and rewards of building a global franchise network from scratch in a typically frank way.

THE FASTWAY STORY - PART 2: BEYOND AUSTRALASIA

December 2005 - In the second of two articles on building a global franchise, the founder of Fastway Couriers, Bill McGowan, discusses the development of national master franchises and the challenges, pleasures and pitfalls of overseas expansion.

VISION FOR THE FUTURE

Specsavers has demonstrated how to revolutionise an industry

WHAT DO FIELD MANAGERS REALLY DO?

One of the biggest benefits of buying a franchise is the on-the-spot support you get to build your business. Simon Lord talks to some of New Zealand’s top franchise field managers to find out how they help franchisees to achieve their goals.

 

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Premium franchise opportunities

Flex Fitness

Flex Fitness is a New Zealand owned and operated 24-hour gym franchise. We combine stylish club fit-outs with welcoming club cultures to motivate and support anyone wanting to live a healthier lifestyle. Our club owners are unique and key to our brand’s success.

Fastway Couriers - Courier Franchisee

Fastway Couriers is an award-winning franchise system that provides local and national courier services at competitive prices and a simple prepaid system.

PinkFit

Licensees work with merchant partners to provide a total insulation service to new home builders and retrofit insulation to existing homes. Licensees generally operate this business from home, employing their own staff, and operating their own vehicles. This enhances potential returns to licensees.

Cobb & Co.

Welcome back to Cobb & Co., New Zealand's original restaurant chain. With unbeatable brand recognition, enviable buying power, proven profitability and on-going support from Cobb Group, it’s not hard to see why owning a Cobb & Co. is a special opportunity.

Cutshop

Cutshop provides contract cutting services to the cabinet-makers, commercial out-fitters, designers and DIY customers. With increased demand we are seeking motivated individuals prepared to employ and manage a production and programming team to achieve above average return on investment.

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